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Coschem OFC

Coschem is the abbreviated name given to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa.

We are a professional Society for Scientists and other individuals in the cosmetic and allied industries. We provide an opportunity to exchange ideas of common interest. Ultimately, we offer education and training to our individual members.

Coschem also endeavours to provide light relief during the year with social functions such as the annual golf tournament, the ladies day and the year end luncheon which brings members together to share in some fun.

Based in Johannesburg, with Kirsten Scott as the incumbent president, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa is affiliated to the IFSCC (The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists).


  •  Promote the advancement of science and technology in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.
  • Aim to improve the scientific knowledge of the individual members.
  • Promote high ethical standards of cosmetic science.
  • Provide the means for the dissemination and interchange of knowledge pertinent to cosmetic science.
  • Encourage research in cosmetic sciences.
  •  Maintain contact and promote dialogue with relevant industry bodies.


Executive Committee 2017


Kirsten Scott – President /Chair of Membership Committee

Ivor Zwane – Vice President

Lyndsay Calenborne- Immediate Past President /Chair of Social Committee

Roy Gardiner -Honorary Treasurer

Wayne van Wyk -Honorary Secretary/Chair of Scientific Committee

Council Members 2017

Amanda Dahl

Erica de Kock – Coastal Chapters

Charmaine du Preez

Jill Gardiner –  Chair of Education Committee /Education Officer

Patricia Kruger

Ronald Makola – Chair PR Committee

Bridget MacDonald – General Secretary

Percy Sibanda

Rene Spada – Chair of Lecture Evening Committee

Janine Wilson – Chair of Seminar Committee




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2016 Financial Report

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